Grant Opportunities

Applications Open for Media-X Prototype Grant Scheme 2020

Applications Open for Media-X Prototype Grant Scheme 2020

Deadline: 15 May 2020

Media-X Prototype Grant Scheme (the “Scheme”) is a pilot funding initiative launched by the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (“JMSC”) of the University of Hong Kong (“HKU).

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It aims to work with industry innovators to cultivate and promote innovation in the news and media industry. Grantees from the scheme will benefit from different services and resource support including entrepreneurship training, use of work spaces at the JMSC, and funding support for developing media solutions.

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Teams successful in being admitted to the Scheme will receive the following supports:

Access to working space in Eliot Hall and access to support from the JMSC.
A series of multi-disciplinary entrepreneurship trainings through workshops, seminars, visits, etc.,
A prototype grant (PGS) will be awarded to successful projects for prototyping, market testing, validation of the project idea, with mentoring and facility support throughout the development cycle.
Funding Information

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Up to a maximum amount of HK$150,000 per award team/project.

Eligibility Criteria

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Media Innovators in Asia-Pacific who fulfil the following conditions:

Are located in the following country/regions: Greater China including Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
Apply as a team of 1-3 members. (A minimum of 2 team members is recommended)
Students and staff from HKU are encouraged to apply for the Scheme.
The Media-X prototype grant is for independent projects. Large companies are not eligible to apply. However if the project is your own, and independent of the company you work for, then yes you are eligible to apply.
Application Procedure

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Applicants should submit:

an application form completed in English, application form can be found at the given website;
URLs to any supplementary material and supporting documents (eg: pitch deck, videos, info graphics, 2-3 page written proposal);
URL to LinkedIn profiles of all team members.
For more information, visit https://media-x.asia/application/#

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